5 Reasons Why You Should Do a Detox

Interview: Dr. Donna Perillo.

Dr. Donna Perillo, DC, CNS, NMD; creator of “Arthriticise for Low Back and Neck Pain,” “Decrease Stress and Anxiety in 21 Days,” and the “Habits of Healing” podcast.

Dr. Perillo’s talking points on doing a detox:

The Shocking Truth About Elder Abuse

Available for Interviews: Glenn Matecun.

Glenn Metecun, CELA, is certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. Here are some talking points on the common societal ill of elder abuse:

  • Most abuse usually takes place in the home where the senior lives.

  • Most seniors who are abused are dependent on their abuser for basic needs.

  • Almost 90% of elder abuse or neglect—the abuser is a family member.

  • The most common form of abuse is financial exploitation.

  • Physical and emotional abuse is very problematic.

  • Good news: Legislators in all 50 states have passed some type of elder abuse law that both aims to protect seniors and punish abusers.

    Interviews: Glenn Matecun.

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Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the
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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Paying Off Credit Card Debt

Interview:  Michael Taggart

Talking Points:

    1. Only Paying Minimums. A $2,000 credit card with an 18% APR would take you 370 months to pay off only using minimum payments. 
    2. Missing Payments. These not only hurt your credit score, but they can trigger interest rate increases and penalties as credit card companies see you as more of a risk for default. If you’re missing payments, you’re making the credit card companies a lot of money and extending the time it will take for you to pay them off.

      Continue reading “5 Mistakes to Avoid When Paying Off Credit Card Debt”

7 Tips for Discussing Your Elderly Parents’ Estate Plan

Available for Interviews: Glenn Matecun.

Glenn R. Metecun, CELA, is certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. Here are some talking points on how one can engage in a thoughtful and crucial conversation with his or her elderly parents on estate planning:

8 Facts You Should Know About Your Gut

Available for Interviews: Dr. Donna Perillo, DC, CNS, NMD; creator of “Arthriticise for Low Back and Neck Pain,” “Decrease Stress and Anxiety in 21 Days,” and the “Habits of Healing” podcast.

What Dr. Perillo Can Talk About
Concerning Gut Health:

  • Chronic exposure to food allergens can produce digestive problems such as IBS, leaky gut, and surprisingly, sinus congestion and allergies
  • Food allergens can also have a negative affect on the immune system. Common food allergens include: wheat, corn, soy, and chocolate Continue reading “8 Facts You Should Know About Your Gut”

The Shocking Truth About Aretha Franklin’s Estate-Planning Mistakes

Available for Interviews: Glenn Matecun.

Glenn Metecun is an estate-planning attorney who speak about Aretha Franklin’s estate planning mistakes.

Below are a few things Glenn Matecun can say on this story:

62-Year-Old Makes Bodybuilding Debut

Dr. Mimi Secor stepped out of her comfort zone to get fit, and she wants to motivate others to do the same

Interview Dr. Mimi Secor.

Dr. Mimi Secor has a Doctorate in Nursing Practice, is a Nurse Practitioner and serves the Boston, MA area. She travels extensively and is available for live or remote interviews.

Talking Points from Dr. Mimi for an Interview on age & fitness:
  • Dr. Mimi, a certified nurse practitioner for over 40 years was pursuing her doctorate when she realized she had let her health take the backseat in her life and needed to make a drastic change.
  • Symptoms that lead to Dr. Mimi’s transformation: weight gain, sleep loss, and anxiety.
  • Dr. Mimi gets in shape on an exercise bicycle in her livingroom, lifting light weights—all the while working on her doctorate. Continue reading “62-Year-Old Makes Bodybuilding Debut”

Stigma of Mental Illness

Interview: Dr. Colleen Cira, Psy.D.

Dr. Colleen Cira is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist as well as the Founder and Executive Director of Cira Center for Behavioral Health, PC. She is an anxiety and trauma expert as well as a consultant, supervisor, speaker, writer and advocate.

Talking points for an interview:

How Stigmas and Misconceptions on Mental Illness Impact Quality of Life, Opportunity, and Wellness
  • For the longest time, mental health difficulties have been equated to being “crazy.”  Women who struggle with mental health are typically seen as “hysterical” or “weak” and men can be perceived the same way or as “aggressive” and “angry,” depending on the presentation.  And when we decide that someone’s experience isn’t valid for whatever reason (weakness, vulnerability, being “hysterica,l” being angry, etc.), not only do we disempower them, we also devalue them as a human being.
  • That experience—of constantly feeling sidelined, not taken seriously and devalued—can create a vicious cycle where people feel destined to fail or be misunderstood so they stop trying, which only increases people’s negative perceptions which only increases that person’s hopelessness and lack of effort to change things.
  • I dream of a world where tears are a sign of strength, not weakness.  Where genuine human connection, with your clients and colleagues, is seen as an asset, not a liability.  Where being honest about the things that matter to you is seen as courageous, not unprofessional. Where vulnerability is seen as brave, not as overly sensitive or unhinged.  Where periods of anxiety, sadness, or relational upset, are seen as HUMAN, not pathological.
    Acceptance Versus Judgement
    in Today’s Society
    • Old habits die hard, don’t they!  America, and the world really, has a long history of stigmatizing folks who struggle with mental illness and because we’ve been doing that for a long time, it’s built into our brains, our places of work, our families and every other system we can think of.
    • When a problem is systemic—like this or racism, sexism, homophobia, etc.—it takes a lot of very conscious and deliberate effort by lots of different people over the course of decades to make individual changes and systemic changes that eventually lead to societal changes.
    • Like most things, we’ve gotten a lot better about understanding mental health and therefore being more accepting of it, but we still have a long way to go.

Available for Interviews: Dr. Colleen Cira, Psy.D.

Dr. Colleen Cira received both her Masters and Doctorate from The Illinois School of Professional Psychology and is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Illinois.  She’s the Founder and Executive Director of Cira Center for Behavioral Health, PC, a boutique group practice specializing in Women and Trauma with locations in Chicago and Oak Park.

She was named one of the “Top 100 Women in Chicago Making a Difference,” by Today’s Chicago Woman. Dr. Cira is a trauma and anxiety expert, clinical supervisor, writer, speaker, consultant, activist, wife, and Mommy to two little ones.

Contact:
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PR Managing Editor
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Getting Rid of Debt May Actually Make Your Brain Work Better

Interview:  Michael Taggart

Talking Points:

  • Researchers at the National University of Singapore’s Social Service Research Centre studied 200 low-income people who unexpectedly had portions of their debt paid down by a charity.

 

Don’t Let Seasonal Allergies Derail Your Running

Available for Interviews: Dr. Donna Perillo, DC, CNS, NMD; creator of “Arthriticise for Low Back and Neck Pain,” “Decrease Stress and Anxiety in 21 Days,” and the “Habits of Healing” podcast.

What Dr. Perillo Can Talk About: